Are you in trouble or having an emergency? Knowing how to reach the right services can make a crucial difference. There is a comprehensive network of emergency response services and aid organizations that ensures help is accessible when needed.

Basic Emergency Numbers in South Africa:

A list of numbers everyone in South Africa should know or have them saved.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS):

  • National Ambulance Service: 10177
  • Private Ambulance Services (ER24): 084 124
  • Netcare 911: 082 911

Police Services:

  • South African Police Service (SAPS): 10111

Fire Services:

  • National Fire Department: 10177 (This is the same number as for EMS in many areas)

General Emergency Line:

  • Cell Phone Emergency: 112 (This can be dialled from any mobile phone and connects to various emergency services)

The South African Red Cross Society

Like every other country, Nigeria also has a Red Cross Society. They provide various emergency services:

  • Disaster Response: Offering immediate relief and support in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.
  • Health and Care Services: Providing first aid training, HIV/AIDS education, and community health programs.
  • Migration and Refugee Support: Assisting migrants and refugees with essential services and advocacy.


Immigration Services in South Africa

Stuck with procuring a visa? Don’t know what to do next? The Department of Home Affairs is here to help. They offer a range of services:

  • Visa and Permit Applications: Processing applications for various types of visas and permits, including work, study, and residency.
  • Asylum and Refugee Services: Providing support and processing applications for asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Passport Services: Issuing and renewing South African passports


Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA)

Know someone who needs help? Unable to do something alone? WMACA provides support and advocacy for victims of child abuse and gender-based violence.


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